Secondary Schools

ICFO offers a wide range of activities to engage secondary school students at all levels to the wonders of photonics.

Secondary Schools

What’s happening…

  • Young Photonics Congress

     You have time till January 22 2018 to submit your poster!

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  • Treballs de recerca - First research project

    Discover how ICFO can help you with your project: there are many opportunities waiting for you!

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  • ICFO at YoMo 2017

    ICFO and its partner IIT from the Graphene Flagship, will be at YoMo, the Youth Mobile Festival to inspire youth and show them through STEAM careers in a growing MOBILE WORLD!

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  • Light Explorers

    This session aims at approaching the field of photonics to the general public through our main programs, “Light for Health”, “Light for Energy” and “Light for Information”, with an innovative format that combines informative and educational explanations with audiovisuals and… MAGIC!

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  • The BIG Bell Test

    Worldwide quantum physics experiments powered by human randomness.

    Through the BIG Bell Test videogame, you can choose what happens in laboratories all around the world as we test quantum physics using human unpredictability.

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  • Do you want to Touch the Light?

    Come with your school to CosmoCaixa from March 31 2016 to discover the hidden games in colors, reflections, refractions, polarizations and diffractions of light! ICFO's workshop Toca la Llum (Touch the Light!) is now open!

    For more information or to register, visit: http://agenda.obrasocial.lacaixa.es/ca/-/edu-toca-la-luz?centros=cosmocaixa-barcelona

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  • Upcoming ICFO events and activities

    List of the upcoming outreach events and activities of ICFO.

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  • Photonics: discover the power of light - from fiction to reality

    An itinerant exhibition that shows cutting-edge technologies through the eyes from a 1920s illustrator. This is an exhibition that provides a glimpse of the impact, opportunities and applications that photonics represents in many areas of society, from health to communications and from energy to industrial processes. 

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  • LIGHTtalk: careers in photonics

    LIGHTtalks: Careers in Photonics are destined for university students, as well as high school students and general public to highlight the importance of Photonics as a career option, its potential, and the fact that people with different backgrounds have come to work in photonics, the same as that people use photonics to work in different disciplines.

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  • Exhibit "Pull - push: a world moved by light"

    Photonics arrives to l'Espai Cultura Fundació Sabadell 1859 with an artistic, educative and entertaining exhibit on the interaction of light-matter and its applications. 

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  • Top Ultra-Secret at TopScience-CosmoCaixa

    Interactive exhibition about quantum cryptography (how to send secret messages using the fascinating quantum properties of photons). You can visit it at CosmoCaixa. From October 2014, you can also attend guided tours for highschool groups. The exhibition is part of the new space Top Science.

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  • Alice in Wonderland is 150 years old!

    2015 is the International Year of light. Alice in Wonderland is 150 years old. ICFO celebrates it in Kosmópolis - The Amplified Literature Fest, with an activity about riddles and secrets hidden light. You have to write alternative adventures of Alice and listen live how some trobadours who will narrate your stories.

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  • Girls, Boys and Photonics

    “Girls, Boys and Photonics” is a GoPhoton! activity at ICFO that offers a morning full of new experiences and curiosities about light. “ESO” and “Batxillerat” students will have the chance to visit ICFO and participate in several activities, workshops and talks, that will introduce and bring them closer to the world of photonics.

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  • ICFO Open Day

    The ICFO Open Day is a day full of activities designed to highlight the fascinating properties of light as well as its wide range of applications.

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  • Visits

    ICFO opens its door to interested secondary school students, who can visit ICFO's facilities accompanied by their teachers.

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  • High school summer students programs

    ICFO participates in the Youth in Science program (“Joves i Ciència”/ E2C3) of Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera and in the International Baccalaureate studies program, CiMs+CELLEX.

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  • Light Painting

    With light we can also write, draw or paint. Thanks to the “light painting” technique we can learn more about the physics of light and, at the same, promote creativity and entertainment.

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